Lebara Mobile offers SIM-only deals from £2.50 per month with no contract and no credit check.
In the UK, Lebara Mobile offers low-cost SIM cards for your mobile phone, starting from £5/month with no contract and no credit check.
Until the 2nd May 2022, you can get 3 months half price on any Lebara Mobile plan when you use the KEN3 voucher code at checkout. This makes it possible to get a SIM-only deal for as little as £2.50/month for the first 3 months.
For additional savings, you can sign up to a 12-month Lebara Mobile plan and you’ll receive an extra 10% off. This makes it possible to pay as little as £2.25 per month for the first 3 months, then £4.50 per month.
On Lebara Mobile, you’ll get access to Vodafone’s 4G network with 99% population coverage. You’ll also get 5G coverage if you’re using a 5G phone in a Vodafone 5G coverage area.
In this article, we’ll review Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only deals and the offers that are currently available. We’ll also look at the key features of Lebara Mobile including their flexible 30-day rolling plans, the inclusive international minutes and the unlimited data plans that are available.
|Prices From:||£2.25 per month for 3 months, then £4.50 per month
(use the KEN3 voucher code at checkout to get 3 months half price)
|Contract Length:||No contract & no credit check
12 months (with extra 10% off)
- 1 Lebara SIM Only Deals
- 2 Lebara Mobile Features
- 3 Network & Coverage
- 4 Keeping Your Phone Number
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6 More Information
Lebara SIM Only Deals
In the UK, Lebara Mobile offers low-cost SIM-only deals from £5/month. All of their SIM-only plans include a one-month allowance of UK minutes, international minutes, UK texts and mobile data. You’ll also get access to Vodafone’s 4G & 5G network included.
Until the 2nd May 2022, you can enter the KEN3 voucher code at checkout. This will give you the first 3 months at half price.
The following table shows Lebara Mobile’s contract-free SIM-only deals, with the 3 months half price offer applied:
for 3 months, then £5/month
for 3 months, then £6/month
for 3 months, then £7/month
for 3 months, then £9/month
for 3 months, then £10/month
for 3 months, then £10/month
for 3 months, then £15/month
for 3 months, then £20/month
for 3 months, then £25/month
for 3 months, then £30/month
To get an extra 10% off, you can sign up to a 12-month plan. This also comes the promise of no mid-term price rises.
for 3 months, then £4.50/month
for 3 months, then £9/month
for 3 months, then £9/month
for 3 months, then £13.50/month
for 3 months, then £18/month
for 3 months, then £22.50/month
for 3 months, then £27/month
It’s also possible to use Lebara Mobile on a Pay As You Go basis. For instance, you’ll pay their international calling rates when you call a country that isn’t on the list of the 42 inclusive international calling destinations. You can also buy their SIM Only plans using a text message bundle code (albeit with a reduced data allowance compared to buying a SIM-only plan online).
Lebara Mobile Features
30 Day Rolling Plans
Lebara’s SIM-only plans are available on a 30-day rolling basis. In a similar way to other subscription-based services such as Netflix and Spotify, there’s no contract and you’ll only need to pay for one month’s usage at a time.
Normally, your plan will automatically renew from a registered credit card or debit card, but you have the flexibility to change this or to cancel it at any time.
If you’d like to save an extra 10% on your plan every month, you can sign up to a 12-month deal with Lebara. This gives you the additional benefit of no mid-term price rises for 12 months and you’ll still be able to pay monthly with no credit check required.
No Credit Check
Unlike on many other mobile phone SIM cards, there’s no need to undergo a credit check when joining Lebara Mobile. In addition, your monthly bill is capped by default so you won’t be able to run up unexpected charges by accident.
If you’d like to use your Lebara Mobile SIM card for something that isn’t included within your plan allowance (e.g. for special rate phone calls or for international calls to a non-inclusive country), you can top-up your account with some Pay As You Go credit.
All of Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only plans include an allowance of international minutes for calling 42 countries. You’ll either get 100 international minutes, 500 international minutes or unlimited international minutes depending on the plan you choose.
Your inclusive international minutes on Lebara Mobile can be used for calling phone numbers in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- United States
If you’d like to call a phone number in any other country, you’ll pay Lebara Mobile’s international rates instead.
Unlimited Data Plans
Lebara has confirmed that there are no hidden usage limits or caps for unlimited data usage in the UK. There’s also no credit check required, in common with the other plans from Lebara Mobile.
At present, you can choose from the following unlimited data plans on Lebara Mobile:
- You’ll pay £25 per month for unlimited UK minutes, 100 international minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited 5G data (reduced to £22.50 per month if you sign up for 12 months).
- You’ll pay £30 per month for unlimited UK minutes, unlimited international minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited 5G data (reduced to £27 per month if you sign up for 12 months).
The following table shows these unlimited data plans from Lebara Mobile:
For more information, see our full guide to Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plan.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage
On Lebara Mobile, you’ll get access to Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This gives you access to 99% population coverage across the UK, with a mobile signal available from Lebara in all of the same places you can get a signal from Vodafone.
According to Lebara, the average download speed on their 4G network is “over 20Mbps”. If you’d like to make sure you can get a signal where you live, you can enter your postcode on Vodafone’s online coverage map.
For more information, see our guide to Lebara Mobile coverage.
You can also access 5G coverage on all of Lebara Mobile’s plans, providing you have a 5G-ready phone. This gives you download speeds that are about five to ten times faster than 4G, along with more network capacity and lower amounts of latency.
Lebara launched their 5G service in August 2021. It’s now offered to all Lebara Mobile customers at no extra cost. Like their 2G, 3G and 4G network, Lebara’s 5G service is also being provided by Vodafone.
Tethering & Personal Hotspot
Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with another device (e.g. with your laptop or tablet). It’s often used as a convenient way to get access to mobile broadband without needing a separate device or plan for it.
On Lebara Mobile, you can use tethering and personal hotspot to share your data allowance with other devices. This includes when you’re using the unlimited data plan.
If you’re travelling abroad to another country, you can continue using your Lebara Mobile SIM card through international roaming.
If you’re travelling to another European destination, you can use your Lebara Mobile plan allowances at no extra cost. This includes all of the minutes, texts and mobile data on your plan, subject to a fair usage limit as described on this page.
If you’re travelling abroad to India, you’ll also get inclusive roaming on your Lebara Mobile UK SIM card. This is capped at a fair use limit of 10GB data, 200 minutes of outgoing calls, 200 minutes of incoming calls and 200 text messages per month.
If you’re travelling to any other country, you’ll pay Lebara Mobile’s standard international roaming rates.
Keeping Your Phone Number
Start by ordering your new SIM-only plan from the Lebara Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you can request a PAC Code from your old mobile network. You can get one through their website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.
When your new SIM card arrives in the post, you can submit the PAC Code to Lebara through this page on their website. They will schedule the transfer of your phone number (normally for the next working day) once you’ve completed the form. You’ll also receive £10 of free credit as a bonus for transferring your phone number in.
For a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your phone number to Lebara Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:
For more information about transferring your phone number between networks, see our full guide to using a PAC Code.
Frequently Asked Questions
|What SIM-only plans does Lebara Mobile offer?||
Lebara Mobile currently offers the following SIM-only deals:
The international minutes on your Lebara Mobile plan can be used for calling phone numbers in 41 countries.
|What are Lebara Mobile bundle codes?||
If you want to buy a Lebara Mobile plan using your Pay As You Go credit, you’ll need to use a Lebara Mobile SMS bundle code as follows:
You’ll normally be far better off buying your plan online. This is because you’ll get more data (e.g. 15GB data for £10 instead of 5GB). You can also get 10% off when you sign up for a new 12-month plan online.
|Does Lebara Mobile offer unlimited data?||
Yes. Lebara Mobile offers a choice of two unlimited data plans, both of which have uncapped 5G download speeds and Vodafone coverage:
|What coverage is available on Lebara Mobile?||
On Lebara Mobile, you’ll get 99% population coverage using Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks in the UK. You’ll also get access to Vodafone’s 5G network at no extra cost. For more information, see our guide to Lebara Mobile coverage.
|Can I keep my current phone number?||
Yes. It’s easy keeping your current phone number when moving to Lebara Mobile. Start by asking your current mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. This can be obtained through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. You can then order your Lebara Mobile SIM card online. Once you’ve done that, you can submit your details on this page.